It was so fun to ride the subway, it was a little overwhelming but by the end of the trip I think I finally figured it out. Day 2 which was the 4th of July we woke up and had a egg bagel sandwich. It was so good. There was not much open that morning. After breakfast we went to the 9/11 memorial and pay respect to all those that were killed that day. It was beautiful place to be. That afternoon we went on a cruise ride out to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and back to battery park. The ride out to the statue was making me a little sick because the water was choppy and we were inside the boat. The ride to Ellis island was better because we were on the top and could see all the views. We got tickets to go to the pedestal of the statue of liberty- it was a lot of stairs to walk up and since we walked everywhere the day before my legs kept tightening on me. It was a great view and experience. I encourage all to go do it. Sadly, by our hotel since we stayed in the financial district no place was open for dinner. We had to go to times square to find a pizza place but in the end it was well worth it. For the fireworks that night we went to the brooklyn side to have the NY skyline as the backdrop. It was very crowded but the fireworks were pretty awesome. On our way home they shut down some of the subway stops so that was an adventure.
Day 3 we went to the 911 memorial and the museum. It was a bitter sweet experience. It was a nice museum and had neat displays. Inside the musuem they had a cool blue wall that they had different artists depict the color of the sky the day before the towers went down. It was very blue. There was a part of the museum that had voice recordings and pictures and things that dealt with the planes that day. It was hard to listen to, I cried during this part. It was crazy to see all the damage to some of the things they were able to display. After this we checked out of the hotel and went to the bus stop to head back to Virginia.
|911 memorial fountains|
|NY Yankee stadium view from our seats|
|Memorial for firefighters|
|911 memorial fountain|
|Madison Square garden|
|Us in front of the Manhattan temple|
|New York skyline|
|Jason and NY from the pedestal|
|Me and the NY view from the pedestal|
|Our bus that broke down on the side|